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Love Songs


Download links and information about Love Songs by Ray Conniff. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 44:59 minutes.

Artist: Ray Conniff
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 16
Duration: 44:59
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No. Title Length
1. Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme from "Doctor Zhivago") (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 2:27
2. I'm In the Mood for Love (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 2:26
3. The Look of Love (featuring The Starlite Orchestra & Singers) 3:01
4. The Way You Look Tonight 3:06
5. A Time for Us (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 3:24
6. Just the Way You Are 2:55
7. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from "The Godfather") (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 2:30
8. Memories Are Made of This (featuring Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus) 2:30
9. This Is My Song (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 2:36
10. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (featuring Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus) 2:26
11. You Light Up My Life 2:48
12. I've Got You Under My Skin (featuring Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus) 3:02
13. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 2:58
14. This Guy's In Love With You (featuring The Ray Conniff Singers) 3:21
15. It Had to Be You 2:48
16. Je t'aime (Love At First Sight) (featuring Unknown) 2:41



For those who like their romantic music with a healthy dose of kitsch and retro style, Ray Conniff's Love Songs fits the bill. The collection covers his adorably square work from the late '50s and early '60s through his more orchestrated and rock-influenced work from the late '60s and '70s, with "The Way You Look Tonight" defining the former and "You Light Up My Life" defining the latter. Though Conniff's heyday came relatively early in his career — with songs like this collection's "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Memories are Made of This," and "It Had to Be You" representing that era — the remainder of his work is as interesting, if not as successful, as what preceded it. The theatrical bent of his late-'60s-early-'70s material fits songs such as The Godfather's "Speak Softly Love," and Love Story's "Where Do I Begin," while his other work from that time experiments with exotic and foreign touches, as on "This is My Song," and Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus (Love at First Sight)." Interestingly enough, the collection also reflects how pop music shifted away from a collection of standard songs with many possible interpretations to singer/songwriter-based music that, when covered, usually stayed close to the original version; the fat bass and electric pianos on the cover of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" nod to the original. While Love Songs doesn't contain enough of Conniff's essential music to make the collection work as a straightforward hits collection, it certainly captures the slightly dreamy, slightly playful feel that defined all of his material. Even if the lounge revival is no longer hip, Conniff's music is so well-produced and arranged that it still makes fun, surprisingly fresh-sounding mood music.